NID DAT exam is conducted by National Institute of Design. National Institute of Design (NID) is the reputed institution of Design that offers UG and PG design courses in its campuses. Admission into these courses is done through NID Design Aptitude Test (DAT) followed by Studio Test and Personal Interview.
Every year, hundreds of aspirants appear for NID DAT test to make their dream come true of being a designer; be it in Industrial, Communication, IT, Textile or Integrated design. The exam is conducted in Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Nagpur.
The four-years long B.Des programme is offered at Ahmedabad campus, two and a half years M.Des programme is offered at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar campuses and GDPD is offered at NID Vijayawada and NID Kurukshetra.
Eligibility Criteria for B.Des. & GDPD
Eligibility Criteria for M.Des
from any university or institute recognised by law in India. Condition: Applicant must (have passed/have appeared for/be appearing for) the Bachelor degree examinations before
Condition: Applicants must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations before
Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture, after 10+2 system, from any university or institute recognised by law in India. Condition: Applicants must (have passed/have appeared for/be appearing for) the Diploma examinations before
In case the degree/certificate has been obtained from a university/board of any country other than India, an equivalence certificate must be obtained by the candidate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, at the time of document verification. Visit www.aiuweb.org for more details.
|Commencement of online application form||25th September 2017|
|Last date to submit the application form without late fee||31st October 2017|
|Last date to submit the application form with late fee||9th November 2017|
|Last date for submission of printed application form||9th November 2017|
|Application editing window||14th – 16th November 2017|
|Admit card downloading for DAT prelims||20th December 2017|
|DAT prelims exam (M.Des, B.Des, GDPD)||7th January 2018|
|Answer key release of DAT prelims||12th January 2018|
|Challenge answer key||18th – 19th January 2018|
|Publication of final answer key of DAT prelims exam (M.Des, B.Des, GDPD)||5th February 2018|
|Result declaration of DAT prelims for M.Des||15th February 2018|
|Re-checking requests for M.Des DAT Prelims exam||16th – 19th February 2018 (4:00 PM)|
|Admit card downloading for DAT mains for M.Des||27th February 2018|
|Result declaration of DAT prelims for B.Des and GDPD||13th March 2018|
|Admit card downloading for DAT mains for B.Des and GDPD||22nd March 2018|
|DAT Mains for M.Des||12th March – 15th April 2018|
|DAT Mains for B.Des and GDPD|
|Merit list for M.Des|
|Merit list for B.Des and GDPD|